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Re: DC in XHTML2

From: Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 21:15:39 +0200
Message-ID: <42A5F25B.2000807@ubaccess.com>
To: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
CC: dc-general@jiscmail.ac.uk, www-rdf-interest@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, www-html@w3.org, iptc-metadata@yahoogroups.com

I understand that there are two other ways to do this

1, Properties attribute  - for example: If you have the author written 
in a span in the top of a document, you can say that
<span  property = "dc:creator">

2, I believe that you can add the link element now inside the body, 
effectively creating the ability to add meta data to any section
All the best
Lisa Seeman

Misha Wolf wrote:

>As some of you will know, the XHTML2 draft [1] introduces a 
>very interesting syntax for RDF, which many would consider to 
>be an improvement on the traditional RDF/XML syntax.  No doubt, 
>many content authors will be seeking to add DC metadata to 
>their XHTML2 content using these new mechanisms.
>The News Architecture Working Party of the International Press 
>Telecommunications Council (IPTC) is investigating the use of 
>XHTML2 for expressing DC and other metadata.  A major problem 
>for us is the lack of support in the current XHTML2 draft (as 
>in RDF/XML) for the use of QNames to express terms in 
>controlled vocabularies (aka values of properties).
>At the moment, the XHTML2 @content attribute takes PCDATA and 
>the @href attribute takes IRIs.  There is no attribute 
>available for QNames.
>We want to be able to use, eg, <dc:subject> with a QName as a 
>value (ie the object of the RDF statement).  The reasons include 
>legibility and compactness.  News items (and news headlines) 
>often carry numerous subject codes, hence the need for 
>Is anyone else in the DC community looking at the use of DC in 
>XHTML2 and thinking along similar lines to us?  We would be 
>very happy to work with others on this issue.
>[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2
>Misha Wolf
>Standards Manager, Reuters
>Chair, News Metadata Framework WG, IPTC
>Vice-Chair, News Architecture WP, IPTC
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